News from Class 1
Willow Brook - we did it! We dodged the showers and the occasional thunder and had a fabulous week of sports and games. As you'll see from the photos and the footage, there was a whole host of events on offer every day to run alongside the traditional trackside races. Our tournament day [...]
To mark Windrush day, the children in Year 1 created beautiful paintings depicting the original journey of the HMT Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to England. On board, more than a 1000 Caribbean people coming to England to help rebuild after the war. [...]
This week in our assembly time the children are learning what it means to be a refugee. At least 82.4 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 26.4 million refugees, around half of whom are children. The terms “refugee”, “asylum-seeker” and “migrant” are used to describe people who [...]
This week, the children enjoying going out onto the school grounds to look for wild plants. They used their brilliant investigative brains to find dandelions, nettles, daisies and other common wild plants.
Our whole-school topic this half term is all about Journeys. In history, each year group is going back in time to walk in the shoes of some well-known travellers... From the Ancient Egyptians making their final trip to the afterlife to those who stepped aboad the Titanic and the Mayflower, we will be using [...]
Last half term, Year 1 created a spectacular coral reef made from pasta. The children built and decorated all the coral themselves - they should be very proud of the rather effective reef they have created. [...]
Dear Willow Brook, A little extra homework from me… I hope that you will be inspired to think ahead! Next Friday, like many other children across the country, everyone at school will be entering a very special competition. For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. [...]
This morning we got together with 7 people who had been chosen by the Willow Brook classes to set off on a balloon ride. After a week of investigation, the children had nominated their heroes - someone who they considered to be a world changer. It would be our honour to spend time with [...]
Today in Year 1 we tried a number of different objects to check if they would float or sink. We were all surprised by a couple of objects. Take a look at our results and test yourself.